Chennai Super Kings go top after trouncing Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and decided to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai today in the IPL.
Kolkata Knight Riders 108-9 (Andre Russell 50*; Deepak Chahar 3-20, Harbhajan Singh 2-15, Imran Tahir 2-21)
Chennai Super Kings 111-3 (Faf du Plessis 43*; Sunil Narine 2-24)
Result – Chennai Super Kings won by 7 wickets
IPL table toppers Kolkata Knight Riders batted first and became unglued against second placed Chennai Super Kings. Scoring just off their 20 overs, Andre Russell 50* was the only batsman to score over 20. Deepak Chahar 3-20, Harbhajan Singh 2-15 and Imran Tahir 2-21 were the stars with the ball for CSK.
In reply, Chennai Super Kings got home by 7 wickets with 2.3 overs to spare - Faf du Plessis 43* top scoring and Sunil Narine 2-24 the pick of the bowlers for KKR.
CSK leapfrog KKR to go top of the IPL 2019 points table.
Chennai Super Kings - Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(c)(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Scott Kuggeleijn, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Kolkata Knight Riders - Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik(c)(wk), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna
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